The future of global eye health
Planning for the challenges ahead
We’re supporting a Lancet Commission on global eye health which is preparing for the future. Eye health has implications for many aspects of life, health and the economy.
Over 250 million
people living with vision impairment worldwide
Over the next 30 years, in the UK and around the world, there will be a massive increase in the magnitude of eye disease and sight loss.
of sight loss is preventable or treatable
The Lancet Commission on global eye health brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of more than 50 leaders in eye health to analyse the current situation and future direction.
Matthew Burton, Professor of International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an honorary consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields is leading a team working to review research and economic evidence in the field.
Their work is already identifying focus areas and multiple ‘Grand Challenges’ in global eye health, as well as gaps in available data in key areas.
We’re pleased to support the Commission and help build up a thorough understanding of the research and technological opportunities which will inform governments, communities and other stakeholders in creating a world without avoidable vision loss.
Ailish Murray, Director of Grants & Research, Moorfields Eye Charity